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CRL Announces the Acquisition of Tajima Corporation USA

Los Angeles, CA – C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. (CRL), a leading global supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Tajima Corporation USA (Tajima).

Based in Los Angeles, Tajima, a well-known firm in the Architectural Metals industry, has been supplying design, engineering, and manufacturing services to this industry in the United States for over 20 years.

In making the announcement, Lloyd Talbert, President of CRL, stated, "We are proud of the fact that all the employees of Tajima will be joining CRL as Tajima's operations are consolidated with our existing Los Angeles Architectural Metals and Manufacturing operations." Talbert continued, "Yuval (Al) Eini, the President of Tajima will be joining CRL as Director of Sales and Engineering in our Architectural Metals Group. Al will join Armando Rodriguez, the CRL Brand Manager of Architectural Metals, in continuing the process of developing the market for these products.

In addition to the current CRL and Tajima product offerings, there are many additional products and services planned for launch later this year." Tajima Corporation USA has extensive experience in the architectural metals industry, and the company's product expertise includes curtain walls, entrances, storefronts, metal wall panels, column covers, cladding, canopies, sunscreens, handrails, and custom ornamental metals. Tajima supplied its services to many large scale and prestigious projects including: UCLA Powell Library in Los Angeles; Westfield's International Conference Center in New York; the Berkeley Boston in Los Angeles; the Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles; San Francisco International Airport; Hollywood and Highland/Kodak Theater, Los Angeles; Lady Of Angels Cathedral, Los Angeles; Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles; the 900 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago; and 101 Federal in Boston.

In addition to the acquisition of Tajima Corporation USA, CRL announced that the company has completed an agreement with Pacific Door Closer, Inc. to become the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of Balanced Doors developed by Wikk Industries. CRL will begin production and distribution of this well-known line of Balanced Doors in the spring of 2010. Talbert concludes, "The people, products, machinery, and know-how acquired in these two transactions are tremendous complements to our growing Architectural Metals and Architectural Hardware capabilities, and represent our strong commitment to these important growth industries."

C.R. Laurence Co., Inc. is a leading supplier to the glazing, railing, architectural, construction, industrial, and automotive industries. Offering more than 50,000 products, the company serves the industry from 25 locations throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. For additional information, contact CRL at (800) 421-6144 in the United States and Canada, or (323) 588-1281 from outside the United States and Canada and ask for extension 7770, contact us by fax at 866-921-0532, or visit the company's web site at crlaurence.com.





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